HRP welcomes Professor Pascale Allotey as new Director – WHO

We are delighted to announce that Professor Pascale Allotey has been appointed as the new Director of SRH/HRP.  Pascale is a globally recognized expert in sexual and reproductive health and rights, and has also worked previously with HRP as co-chair of the HRP Gender and Rights Advisory Panel.

Pascale is currently the Director of the United Nations University’s International Institute for Global Health, located in Malaysia. She brings over three decades of experience as a global public health researcher, with work across four continents. Her work has covered health equity, health and human rights, gender and social determinants of health, forced migration and marginalization, infectious diseases, and non-communicable diseases. Previous roles include Professor of Public Health and Deputy Head of School (Research) at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University (Malaysia); founding Associate Director of the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO Malaysia); Professor of Race, Diversity and Professional Practice, Brunel University (United Kingdom). Pascale has been celebrated by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) for her early work in anthropology and gender, which provided critical evidence contributing to women receiving protective bed nets, and she served on the TDR STAC.

She holds a PhD in Public Health and a MMedSci in Community Health from the University of Western Australia, and a BA in Nursing and Psychology from the University of Ghana, Legon. She is a triple-certified nurse, midwife and public health nurse and has a multidisciplinary background in clinical health sciences, implementation research, anthropology, and epidemiology.

Pascale will join HRP on 1 July 2022.